Dorrice Rayam-Johnson, Principal

Dorrice Rayam-Johnson

Dorrice Rayam-Johnson


As the Principal, my outlook is to ensure that both my teachers and the students are able to function effectively to achieve their teaching and learning goals. I believe that every child has his or her unique learning styles and personalities. Here at Ivy Hill school we support this diversity through providing engaging learning opportunities and projects to which our students can relate.

My educational career, began as an Elementary School teacher at Fifteenth Avenue School, here in Newark. Being the Vice Principal of Ivy Hill school for several years has allowed me to share some of the strategies I've learned as a teacher, and has given me the opportunity to implement practices that will affect change and benefit the academic success of our students.

I graduated from Temple University, where I majored in Speech Communication. I have since completed my masters in Administration and Supervision at St. Peter's College, in Jersey City, NJ. I obtained my Principal and Supervisor Certificate after several years of being a certified K-8 teacher.